Scotland's Fishermen have just landed their 1000th tonne of marine litter caught in their nets. That bumper haul is enough to fill three Olympic swimming pools.
Fishing for Litter Scotland's future has been secured until at least 31 March 2017 by this award from EMFF. KIMO UK's Chair, Cllr Raymond Christie said " This is great news and gives us the space we need to seek funding a further phase of Fishing for Litter and prepare for an expansion in participation".
Gaining support from EMFF is further demonstration that this is a valuable initiative and recognises the effort of the fishermen and port staff in collecting almost 1000 tonnes of marine litter so far.